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escama
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escama(
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mah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. scale
Las iguanas, como otros reptiles, están recubiertas de escamas.Iguanas, like other reptiles, are covered with scales.
2. (botany)
a. scale
Quita las escamas de fuera de la alcachofa antes de partirla a la mitad.Remove the artichoke's outer scales before cutting it in half.
3. (anatomy)
a. flake
Un masaje con sal marina es excelente para eliminar las escamas de piel muerta.A sea salt massage is excellent for eliminating flakes of dead skin.
4. (sliver)
a. flake
Puedes comprar jabón en escamas o hacerlo tú mismo rallando una pastilla de jabón.You can by soap flakes, or make your own by grating a bar of soap.
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escama
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de peces, reptiles)
a. scale
2. (de jabón, piel)
a. flake
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escama
1 (Botánica) (Zoología) scale
2 [de jabón, pintura] flake
jabón en escamas soapflakes
3 (resentimiento) resentment; (sospecha) suspicion
4 (México) cocaine; coke (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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